I’m proud to announce that I’ve been nominated for the ACHI Magazine Award for Charlotte, NC for my outstanding work as an Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. ACHI Women Supporting Women Association INC. honor women for their hard work throughout their career and their dedication to their community. Thank you to those who support me and my work. I appreciate you. A special thanks goes out to the ACHI WSW foundation for recognizing me. Follow my work:
Today’s interview was with author Lisa MeLisa Calhoun who is such an inspiration. She empowers women and young girls to be who they are no matter their circumstances. Lisa MeLisa Calhoun‘s story is coming soon to my blog. Check out Lisa MeLisa Calhoun‘s website now @ http://www.melisasamiacollins.com/. Follow her page here on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/authormelisasamia/. Do you know someone with an awesome story. Let me write their story. Check out my blog @ www.myekajohnson.com.
During a recent shoot, I had the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Charlotte.
Today at Project Persevere, we successfully helped three newcomers with completing their resumes. Thank you to those who donated and volunteered to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We are currently helping those who have a felony on their record with getting jobs. To get more involved, follow Project Persevere by clicking on link below. Thanks again.
Book review: “Gather the Faces” by Beryl Gilroy.
In this richly comic novel of Black British life, the heroine has resigned herself to growing old and single in her bible-soaked family. But when she is introduced to a young man from Guyana, she decides to marry him and return to the Caribbean. But will this be another entrapment, another loss of self? Gather the Faces is set in the nineteen-eighties in London and Guyana, but in some ways, looks back to an earlier era. Marvella, the heroine and narrator, leaves Guyana when she is three, and grows up in London where ‘At the back of the house, a bombed-out block stared at us, like a gaping mouth full of broken teeth. It represented what I had been taught of the world, the flesh and the devil.’ The Guyana to which she returns is an idyllic one, peopled with characters like Uncle Buff, the village man of words, who makes a speech to ‘Mr. Bride and Mrs. Groom’ before his ‘melancholy and surreptitious rendering of “”Bless this house””.’ Uncle Buff and the tranquil beauty of the Guyanese countryside recall an earlier work by Beryl Gilroy, Sunlight on Sweet Water, her reminiscences of a Guyanese childhood.
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